About Us

My name is Kevin Shaw, and together with the help, love and support of my family, launched Mopar Connection Magazine to honor the legendary muscle cars of the ‘60s and ’70s and today’s modern machines.

Since first launching in January of 2016, Mopar Connection Magazine has become the fastest-growing digital magazine for MOPAR enthusiasts – and is the only digital publication of its type to be recognized and officially licensed through MOPAR.

Mopar Connection Magazine delivers the latest industry news, car features that look into the personal emotion of the owner, coverage from events nationwide, and real-world do-it-yourself tech that defines what it means to be a MOPAR lover.

Mopar Connection Magazine publishes its articles daily and completely free to you – requiring no sign-ins, apps, downloads, or passwords to access our subscription-free content, making it the single-most accessible MOPAR magazine in the industry.

The Mopar Connection Staff

Kevin ShawKevin Shaw

Editor-in-Chief – kevin.shaw@shawgroupmedia.com
Kevin Shaw is a decade-long powersports and automotive journalist whose love for things that go too fast has led him to launching Mopar Connection Magazine. Almost always found with stained hands and dirt under his fingernails, Kevin has an eye for the technical while keeping a eye out for beautiful photography and a great story. He's also the co-author of "The Chrysler B-Body Restoration Guide."

Mike WilkinsMike Wilkins

Technical Editor
Michael Wilkins is a lifelong Mopar owner, restorer, and car enthusiast, as well as a respected judge of OE Plymouth and Dodge B-Bodies. Wilkins has spent nearly half a century driving, racing, and restoring some of the finest Mopars in the US, earning several Antique Automobile of America Grand National Senior awards, Mopar National Best of Show and first place awards, and a co-author of "The Chrysler B-Body Restoration Guide."

Kyle CunliffeKyle Cunliffe

Off-Road/Truck Editor – kyle.cunliffe@shawgroupmedia.com
Growing up in Southern California many would expect Kyle to spend his days looking for the next gnarly wave to catch. Luckily waves don't have a throttle or steering wheel so his attention was devoted elsewhere. Kyle can nearly always be found looking for a way to go faster, or get over an obstacle just a little bigger than the last. Because he wasn't a trust fund baby he has spend years working on his own vehicles to keep the excitement going.

Cody ColeCody Cole

Associate Editor
Since the age of 4, Cody has been obsessed with everything Mopar. On Christmas of 1998, Cody's parents gave him a rusty '69 Charger shell that his father saved from a field. Cody's garage still features that '69 Charger as well as the additions of a '70 Coronet, '71 Charger R/T, '71 Road Runner, '04 SRT-4, '06 Grand Cherokee SRT8, '08 Challenger SRT8, '16 Wrangler Unlimited Back Country and a '17 Ram 1500 Rebel. Cody can truly and proudly say him and his wife are true Mopar nuts in love with all types of Mopars!

Gavin WollenburgGavin Wollenburg

Sales Associate/Contributing Editor – gavin.wollenburg@shawgroupmedia.com
Gavin grew up around Mopars in his lakeside home in Ohio, his father showing him nearly everything he needed to know about haulin' some serious rear in his '72 Dart Swinger. Since then, he's made his little A-Body a serious autocross contender and regularly shows the modern boys how an old Dart does it!

Contributors

Ryan BruttRyan Brutt

Ryan is an automotive journalist from Chicago with a pair of Challengers (a '70 and a '09). Normally, in Ryan's free time (which is a lot), he drives around the country documenting old cars in their unrestored condition - also known as "Barn Finds." But he also writes about any sort of cool cars out there.

Jefferson BryantJefferson Bryant

Jefferson has been in the automotive aftermarket industry for over 10 years. Based in Stillwater, Ok, Jefferson wanted to focus on the car culture that existed in the lower-Midwest United States. In 2002, Jefferson was recognized as a Top-100 Installer by Mobile Electronics Magazine, and is a MECP-Certified Installer and Product Specialist.

Ryan CooperRyan Cooper

Ryan is known by his parole officer as an insufferably irritable jerk who often finds himself sleeping in other people's cars when he's not masquerading as an inner-city mall Santa 9 months out of the year. When not writing for Mopar Connection, Ryan can be found outside of the Circle K in San Dimas, CA.

Bradley IgerBradley Iger

Brad is not only a Mopar aficionado and contributor to Directly Connected, but the Editor-in-Chief of Winding Road Magazine, offering in-depth looks at new vehicles as well as a unique perspective on the driving experience through online video.

Dennis PittsenbargerDennis Pittsenbarger

Chances are you already know Dennis Pittsenbarger or at least recognize his face. Dennis is not only at the helm of Cars Illustrated but has been the on camera host for several different TV and cable shows, digital channels and even the SEMA network! A "car guy" of every stripe, Dennis has a love unmatched for American muscle.

Des RyanDes Ryan

Des Ryan has been involved in all levels of Mopar musclecar ownership, from barn finds to drivers to a high-level restored Hemicar. He's also spent over 20 years in the advertising industry as a copywriter and creative director. With pen in one hand and pistol-grip shifter in the other, Des is bringing his two passions together to keep you Direct-Connected.

Larry WeinerLarry Weiner

Larry Weiner is the Editor of Pentastar Power magazine, and has worked with Mopar Hall of Fame inductee, Norm Kraus (aka Mr. Norm), the founder of Grand Spaulding Dodge, for nearly 25 years and spearheads the Mr. Norm’s limited edition vehicle and parts program. Larry owns several vintage Mopars, including a one of a kind A-12 inspired 1968 Plymouth B-Body wagon powered by a 440 Six-Pack, and a low mile survivor 1967 Chrysler Town & Country.

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